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Saints News 4/25/13: Day 1 of NFL Draft is Finally Here!

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The mock draft season is finally over. THANK GOD!! Round 1 of the real draft where we can see how wrong everyone's predictions were kicks off tonight at 8pm ET. NOTE: I couldn't resist cropping Goodell's ugly head out of the above photo. Never forget!

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>So who are we nominating to set up the fake Joe Vitt account &amp; tweet phony info from Saints war room to Jeff Duncan this evening/weekend?</p>&mdash; Dulymus J Huangstein (@moosedenied) <a href="https://twitter.com/moosedenied/status/327459797442101248">April 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Is it too much to ask that our draft pick not hug Goodell or shake his hand? Maybe spit in his face instead?</p>&mdash; Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsNationBlg/status/327470098854072320">April 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Seriously if Saints pick a guy at 15 and he snubs Goodell, how much would he instantly go up in your book regardless of position or skill?</p>&mdash; Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsNationBlg/status/327471062042435584">April 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Draft day 2004 pic <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23NFLDraft">#NFLDraft</a> <a href="http://t.co/Da7JmFYqkJ" title="http://twitter.com/Karney44/status/327473513986400257/photo/1">twitter.com/Karney44/statu…</a></p>&mdash; Mike Karney (@Karney44) <a href="https://twitter.com/Karney44/status/327473513986400257">April 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Everybody make sure to welcome the man himself @<a href="https://twitter.com/marquescolston">marquescolston</a> to twitter w a shout out and a follow!!!</p>&mdash; Lance Moore (@LanceMoore16) <a href="https://twitter.com/LanceMoore16/status/327464547126501377">April 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>True RT @<a href="https://twitter.com/bobbyalford77">bobbyalford77</a> @<a href="https://twitter.com/saints">saints</a> @<a href="https://twitter.com/marquescolston">marquescolston</a> I bet the quiet storm will hardly tweet. He leaves his talking to production on the field</p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/327443528466702336">April 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Happy Birthday to the one and only @<a href="https://twitter.com/denisewhite_eag">denisewhite_eag</a>! Such a beautiful young lady. 29yrs old and holding! Have a great day!</p>&mdash; Benjamin Watson (@BenjaminSWatson) <a href="https://twitter.com/BenjaminSWatson/status/327463995000905728">April 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Special thanks to @<a href="https://twitter.com/myfums">myfums</a> and @<a href="https://twitter.com/tweet_4_feet">tweet_4_feet</a> for the amazing job providing 150 new pairs of shoes,Please support their ministry. Pair 4 Pair</p>&mdash; Jabari Greer (@Jabari_Greer) <a href="https://twitter.com/Jabari_Greer/status/327463585821368320">April 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>LMAO "Buster Hymen" RT @<a href="https://twitter.com/angrywhodat">angrywhodat</a>: Yep. <a href="http://t.co/kBeyusJkgA" title="http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&amp;v=ZUfjngfcW1c#at=109">youtube.com/watch?feature=…</a></p>&mdash; Dulymus J Huangstein (@moosedenied) <a href="https://twitter.com/moosedenied/status/327454452665700352">April 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Blogs &amp; photos from @<a href="https://twitter.com/team_gleason">team_gleason</a> trip to Machu Picchu here. More to come...<a href="http://t.co/KqeAQPxm08" title="http://teamgleasonexperiment.org/">teamgleasonexperiment.org</a><a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23TGE2013MP">#TGE2013MP</a></p>&mdash; Scott Fujita (@scottfujita99) <a href="https://twitter.com/scottfujita99/status/327451940365688832">April 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>MT @<a href="https://twitter.com/outsports">outsports</a>: Goodell on gays: "I support them, not just to the point of tolerance but the point of acceptance" -- Well said Commissioner</p>&mdash; Scott Fujita (@scottfujita99) <a href="https://twitter.com/scottfujita99/status/327447962546495488">April 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Our next Jimmy Johns at 900 Poydras downtown Nola is almost ready. Shooting for a late May opening. Can't wait!!! <a href="http://t.co/oXcPeeon9o" title="http://twitter.com/drewbrees/status/327447721361424384/photo/1">twitter.com/drewbrees/stat…</a></p>&mdash; Drew Brees (@drewbrees) <a href="https://twitter.com/drewbrees/status/327447721361424384">April 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Loved speaking this am to KIPP Central City Academy where Think First Foundation distributed bike helmets to students <a href="http://t.co/3eWA4yQxHW" title="http://twitter.com/drewbrees/status/327446929833345026/photo/1">twitter.com/drewbrees/stat…</a></p>&mdash; Drew Brees (@drewbrees) <a href="https://twitter.com/drewbrees/status/327446929833345026">April 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Source: Chiefs and Dolphins will resume trade talks regarding OT Branden Albert later this morning.</p>&mdash; Steve Wyche (@wyche89) <a href="https://twitter.com/wyche89/status/327429832403202049">April 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23DraftDay">#DraftDay</a>! The 1st round of the NFL Draft takes place tonight, starting at 7 pm CT on ESPN &amp; NFL Network! Saints own the 15th pick</p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/327413940562849792">April 25, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Who dat talkin' 'bout dem Saints?

Starting left tackle could already be on roster | wwltv.com New Orleans
The biggest opening on the Saints’ roster isn’t on defense. It’s at left tackle, the position Jermon Bushrod held down for the past four seasons and helped protect quarterback Drew Brees’ blindside.

5 players the Saints could pick at No. 15 tonight | wwltv.com New Orleans

The Saints sit in an enviable position at No. 15 in a draft that doesn’t necessarily have the immediate impact players but is deep in guys who could be long-term solutions.

New Orleans Saints draft prospect breakdown: Texas safety Kenny Vaccaro | NOLA.com
He's regarded as the top safety in the draft

New Orleans Saints need to keep focus on defense - ESPN
The players aren’t the only ones being impacted by the New Orleans Saints’ switch to a 3-4 defense. General manager Mickey Loomis said the

Saints 2013 Draft Position History
Going back over the past decade, below is a look at the players who have been selected in the positions currently held by the Saints in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Saints’ Mickey Loomis confident with draft strategy | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
METAIRIE — More often than not, the New Orleans Saints have used their top pick in the NFL draft to select the best player available on the…

The New Orleans Saints are on the clock | New Orleans Saints | The Sun Herald
METAIRIE, La. -- Should the Saints select a pass rusher to complement Cameron Jordan?

Trading down from high draft spot is risky
Charley Casserly was the Redskins' general manager when they made one of the most memorable trades in draft history, trading the fifth overall pick in the 1999 draft for all six Saints picks, plus the Saints' first- and third-rounders the next year. Saints coach Mike Ditka, like many WIP listeners, was intent on getting running back Ricky Williams.

Saints Nation: When Saints Playing Down to Competition | April | 2013 Articles

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Who dat talkin' 'bout dat Draft?

Sam Farmer's 2013 NFL mock draft - Page 2 - latimes.com
15. NEW ORLEANS: Dion Jordan, OLB, Oregon

Report: Rams trying to sell No. 22 pick | ProFootballTalk
The Rams currently hold the Redskins' first-round pick in the 2013 draft, thanks to the RGIII trade. The Rams may not actually be using that pick. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the selection "clearly is for sale.

Raiders talking to several teams about trading down | ProFootballTalk
The first trade of today's first round may revolve around Oakland, where there's increasing talk that the Raiders will trade down from the third overall pick. Oakland is getting a lot of calls from teams that want to move up to No. 3, according to Albert Breer and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

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Who dat talkin' 'bout dem other things?

Barry Sanders edges Peterson for Madden 25 cover
Barry Sanders has beaten out Adrian Peterson for the Madden 25 cover.

Two New Orleans Youth Football Leagues Adopting USA Football's Heads Up Football Program for 2013
Louisiana native Brian Kinchen and former Saints linebacker Pat Swilling to serve as NFL Ambassador and work alongside leagues